DIY geometric garland

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This simple garland is the perfect accessory to add to any event, especially your modern wedding. It’s easy to make, just requires a bit of time. Let’s get crackin!

Supplies: paper color of your choice, circle cutter (I got mine from here) OR scissors, sewing machine, thread

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Step 1: Cut out your circles in any size you want. We did  6″ circle here.

Step 2: Fold the circle in half.

Step 3: Fold the circle in half the other way.

Step 4: Fold the circle in half two more times so that there are 8 pieces total. The folds should go in and out, meaning that every other fold should be going the same way.

Step 5: Cut out two of the pieces with scissors.

Step 6: Sew down one line of the circle.

Step 7: Continue sewing down each paper fold onto the next circle. I left about 3-4″ between circles. I also alternated which line I sewed down to add variety to the look of the garland.

Voila!

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UPDATE: Turns out, there’s a great French designer, Maïze, who has been making garlands like this for awhile. Though I was unfamiliar with her work, I think you should buy from her! She’s got lots of amazing garlands. Here’s her website. - Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

photography by Maurine Dashney

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